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A Pickens County High School teacher is facing a sexual assault charge after he allegedly used Snapchat to have “inappropriate conversations” with female students, authorities said.

Daniel Allen Culbreth, a math teacher, was arrested Thursday night, Pickens County (Ga.) Sheriff Donnie Craig said. The arrest came during an investigation into “inappropriate communications” with a student.

Pickens detectives acted on a tip that Culbreth had been using Snapchat, a social-media app with more than 100 million active users, to communicate with girl students, Craig said. Detectives had received information that some of his communication was “highly inappropriate.”

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This was confirmed after detectives executed a search warrant on Culbreth’s Snapchat account, Craig said.

Eventually, detectives found that Culbreth had multiple “cyber-relationships” with students and had a physical relationship with at least one student, Craig said.

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Culbreth is charged with computer exploitation of children and sexual assault by persons with supervisory authority, Craig said. The suspect is being held at the Pickens County Adult Detention Center and is awaiting a first-appearance hearing to determine if bond will be set.

“In cases like this, nobody wins,” Craig said. “Yes, we may have made a good arrest, but a number of teenage girls have been made victims by someone that we, as parents, have entrusted to care for them.”

Pickens County is about 60 miles north of downtown Atlanta.

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